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Vanderbilt No. 18 on Kiplinger’s list of best-value private universities

As a result of an initiative to reduce student indebtedness, the university in recent years has increasingly used outright grants and scholarships rather than loans to meet students’ financial needs.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt names pediatric surgery center for Rascal Flatts

Through their hard work and generosity the band has combined to donate more than $3 million to Children’s Hospital. The group’s contributions will allow the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center” to include a new specialized radiology suite, which will further expand services offered to patients.

‘Sixties at 50′ exhibition opens new gallery space in renovated Vanderbilt Library

Items include rare footage of President John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., astronaut John Glenn and other speakers who came to Vanderbilt in the 1960s; on-stage photographs, storyboards and notes from the popular films of Oscar-winning director Delbert Mann; and a conscientious objector’s history from the Vietnam War era.

PREDICT helps match patient with proper drug

Scybl Van Cleve is the first patient at Vanderbilt to benefit from Pharmacogenomic Resource for Enhanced Decisions in Care and Treatment (PREDICT), which puts genetic information in patients’ electronic medical records to help their physicians choose the drug and dose that is best for them.

Community Giving Campaign: Land spreadin’ out so far and wide

On the first day of Kids To The Country, a four-day, overnight program situated at The Farm in Summertown, the 1,750 acres of wide open spaces leave most the children wide-eyed and unsure.But by the last day this same group of 25 or so children, ranging in age from 6–12 years old, is begging to stay longer.

Health Plus announces fitness center access to part-time faculty and staff

Services include health risk assessments, biometrics, fitness prescriptions, fitness assessments and group fitness classes on-campus and at off-site locations.

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*  This Week

Nov. 2: Social Media Information Session

Nov. 3: Photographer Dana Hoey’s Lecture

Nov. 4: Women’s Basketball vs. Delta State (Exhibition)

Nov. 5-6 and 11-13: VU Theatre “Butterflies Are Free” performances

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 11-18: International Education Week – includes a benefit concert by the Asian American band Tim Be Told, a world market fair, film screenings, lectures and performances 

Nov. 12: Community Paper Shred Day

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Adults With Diabetes Displaced by the Flood in May Needed for Research Study

HIV Negative Adults Between Age 18-50 Needed for an HIV Vaccine Trial


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Vanderbilt families are invited for a FREE Kindermusik preview class at Blair School of Music

Need a sitter for a child or adult? The Sitter Service can help.

Belk discount shopping night Nov. 14

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names new leaders

Important notice regarding Varian Inc. and Varian Vacuum Products

Courtyard Brentwood offering VU employees discounted rates in Oct. and Nov.

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Featured Media

Video: “China: Regional or World Power?”

Admiral Joseph Wilson Prueher moderates the second annual Security Symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University’s Naval ROTC.

Video: “What Happened at Vatican II”

The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, put the condition and future of the Catholic faith on the table for discussion. Nearly 45 years after the three-year council ended, the effects of Vatican II are still being felt, from the role of laity to the language used in services.

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From …on their way

Big dreams from tiny babies

Wearing clothing made to fit a 6- to 9-month-old baby, Becca Hill’s tiny size is deceptive of her real age.

The bubbly 2-year-old smiles and laughs as she poses for a photograph. Becca was born nearly three months early with the astoundingly low birth weight of 13 ounces (slightly heavier than a can of soda) and measuring just 9 ½ inches – so small she easily fit into her father’s hand. At the time of her birth on June 21, 2008, Becca was documented to be the smallest surviving baby ever to be born in Tennessee and one of the smallest in the world.

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